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How to configure Outlook 2010 using IMAP or POP3 (Email Setup)

This article explains how to configure Outlook 2010 for use with IMAP or POP3.

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Open Outlook 2010

Click File

Click Add Account

Select the option "Manually configure server settings or additional server types, Click Next

Select the option "Internet E-mail", Click Next

In "Your Name:" Field, type in your Full Name

In the "Email Address" field, type in your full email address.

Under the "Account Type" Select POP3 or IMAP, this is users preference.
(POP3 is downloading email off the server to your PC, IMAP is viewing the email directly on the mail server.)

In the "Incoming & Outgoing" mail servers, type in what is shown in your customer control panel.

Under the User Name Section: Type in your FULL Email address.

Under the Password section: Type in the password associated with the mailbox you're trying to setup

Make sure the "Remember password" box is checked.

Click on the "More Settings" button.

Click on the "Outgoing Server" tab. Make sure "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" box is checkedAlso check the button "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".

Click on the "Advanced" tab, Make sure the Outgoing server (SMTP) port is set to 587, then click the OK button.

Click the "Next" button, a small "Test Account Settings" box will come up.
If you typed in the information correctly you'll get a "Completed" for the "Log onto Incoming mail server, and a "Completed" for "Send test e-mail message" then click the "Close" button.

Then click "Finish" and you've successfully setup your email account in Outlook 2010.


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